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Navigating Interpersonal Relationships

For: All Dalhousie and King’s students 

Where: Online with the Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness secure video platform

Group Facilitator: DrHeather Patterson & Dr. Jason Chatman 

When: Tuesdays 1 – 2:30pm from February 7– April 11 

Registration is required.             

This is a process-oriented group where participants will share their experiences and hear about the experiences of others within a drop-in setting. Participants can self-refer or be referred by a Student Health and Wellness practitioner. Please note, a facilitator will connect with you ahead of group to send you group guidelines and the Zoom link. 

Group requirements: Participants should have specific interpersonal/relational patterns or goals that they would like to work on within session. 

Some examples of these issues may include:  

  • Working on being more open in relationships 
  • Feeling angry or dissatisfied in relationships 
  • Struggling to have close or deep relationships 
  • Being a “people pleaser”  
  • Relying on substances to socialize (alcohol, cannabis)  
  • Struggling to communicate needs directly  
  • Experiencing anxiety in social situations  
  • Difficulty trusting others 
  • Manipulating others to get needs met 
  • Being controlling (or easily controlled) in relationships 
  • Frequently ghosting others and/or being ghosted   

Exclusionary criteria include individuals who are actively experiencing suicidal ideation (i.e., with plan and/or intent) or who are not able to engage with a group in a collaborative fashion due to severe challenges with emotional regulation.   

All registrants will be contacted by the facilitator to confirm other details in advance.